Training to provide journalism teachers and media professionals with the skills to do newspaper design in Arabic. Institut Supérieur d’Information et Communication (ISIC), 19 - 23 January 2009, Rabat (Morocco)
Within the framework of UNESCO’s action to reinforce the professional and institutional capacities of training institutions, l’Institut supérieur de l’information et de la communication
(ISIC) was identified as a Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa
. However, some recommendations were made concerning the needs of the Institute. One of the recommendations relates to the professionalization of teaching practices and to encourage professional training workshops organized by ISIC.
In this regard, the UNESCO Office in Rabat and the World Association of Newspapers
organize from 19 to 23 January 2009, a training course on Newspaper design for teachers and media professionals from the Moroccan newspaper industry. The workshop taking place at ISIC, will enable professionals to enrich their skills in newspaper design.
The training will treat the interaction between newspaper design and editing. During the training the participants will also get to know newspaper design software applied to Arabic speaking newspapers while looking at best practises in the Arab region.
This training is a result of the Consultation meeting on Capacity Building for Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism Training in Africa
which took place on 17 and 18 March 2008 at the University of Rhodes (Grahamstown, South Africa). During this consultation, the World Association of Newspapers showed an interest to cooperate with UNESCO in reinforcing the capacities of media professionals in the Maghreb countries. Through this cooperation between the UNESCO Office in Rabat and the World Association of Newspapers, it is envisaged to contribute to renew the professional capacities of the written media in Morocco.